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Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

NO: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill which helps acne. Vitex is of no value ; is sold with false claims to take advantage of people: it will do nothing for acne ; it will not prevent pregnancy. The usual dose of spironolactone for acne is 50- 100 mg, sometimes 200mg. You will see improvement after 3 menst periods. Hair loss might improve with larger dose of spironolactone. See a dermatologist for help w. ...Read more

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Why does bcp yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) aggravate acne in some people?

Why does bcp yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) aggravate acne in some people?

Typically does not : Obviosuly different people react to things in different ways. Most people will notice an improvement in acne on this particular birth control pill. It decreases the amount of circulating testosterone and binds up the testosterone receptor on your cells. The lower testosterone typically improves acne. ...Read more

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Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more

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Why does bcp yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cause acne in many women including me?

Why does bcp yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cause acne in many women including me?

Atypical : That is not very typical so there is not going to be a good scientific explanation. Most get better. Perhaps your acne is worse for other reasons. ...Read more

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Im on doryx for acne can I start desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Im on doryx for acne can I start desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Doryx (doxycycline): This is antibiotic, Doxycycline commonly prescribed for inflamed, infected acne. It does not prevent Acne with long term use. Why are you starting birth control pills? how long do you plan to be on the antibiotics? How old are you? I'm assuming you are female but you didn't even provide us with that information. All antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills so use barrier as well. ...Read more

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Does levothyroxine cause acne breakouts?

Does levothyroxine cause acne breakouts?

Acne: I see of thyroid patients and can't recall any with acne. Please see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can birthcontrol pills cause acne (pimples) ?

Can birthcontrol pills cause acne (pimples) ?

Which pills?: Pills that contain estrogen almost always improve acne, not the other way around. There could be exceptions. On the other hand, progestin-only pills are fairly likely to cause acne problems. ...Read more

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What is causing menstral cramping while on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

What is causing menstral cramping while on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Menstrual cramps: The cause of menstrual cramps on bcp's is the same cause off bcp's. It is the prostaglandin release from the uterine wall that casue the cramping. It can be relieved by Motrin or other antiprostaglandin medication. ...Read more

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Can i switch to diane 35 from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for andro genetic alopecia?

Can i switch to diane 35 from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for andro genetic alopecia?

If GYN agrees.: That would ultimately be up to your doctor and/or gynecologist. If you have no contraindications it is worth a try. Diane 35 is helpful for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in some individuals, less so in others; but the only way to find out if it will be helpful for you is to try it. ...Read more

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What's the effect of bactrim on ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

What's the effect of bactrim on ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Antibiotics: In general (and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one) interfere with birth control absorption and make them less effective and therefore increase potential risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cause dvt?

How can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cause dvt?

Yes: all of them can. If there is any suspicion see your doc. DVT is potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Side effect to amoxicillin or yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Side effect to amoxicillin or yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Many: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, in the penicillin family.L yasmin is an oral contraceptive. Both very different drugs. Can look up side effects. Epocrates or webmd are pretty good sources. ...Read more

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Will yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 21 tablets cause freckles or blackening of skin?

Will yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 21 tablets cause freckles or blackening of skin?

Hard to say: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not specifically known to cause freckles or blackening of skin, but there is no way to tell, if in an individual woman it may do so. Neither is there a way to tell whether once the skin alterations have happened they will disappear after stopping Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). ...Read more

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